A powerful, dark and tannic wine which reflects the power of this wine from 30-year old vines. It has great intense fruits, with some austerity at this young stage, but will ripen and richen over the next 5 years. Ferraton is partly owned by Chapoutier, and affect to call their Crozes-Hermitage and Hermitage by the older spelling of Ermitage.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.